Microsoft KB Archive/256610

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Flashed BIOS Version Is Not Updated by Hardware Inventory

Article ID: 256610

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 1

This article was previously published under Q256610


When you upgrade the computer BIOS on an existing SMS client with hardware inventory enabled, the upgraded BIOS is not reflected in the SMS database. To cause the new BIOS to be reflected in the SMS database, you must resynchronize the client.


Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) queries the registry for BIOS information. This information is not updated except when you install the operating system.


Force a hardware inventory resynchronization by using the Inventory Synchronizer Tool (Invsync.exe) from the Microsoft BackOffice Resource Kit.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 2.0.

Keywords: kbbug kbinventory kbprb kbwbem KB256610